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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

June 15th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Can't read my, can't read my, no you can't read my yellowface

Racialicious talked to burlesque expert Chicava HoneyChild and burlesque performers Shanghai Pearl, ExHOTic Other, and Essence Revealed about Dita Von Teese’s “Opium Den Show.” Aw, Dita — I don’t think we’ve seen yellowface this good since Mickey Rooney in Breakfast At Tiffany’s! [Racialicious]

Journalist (and undocumented immigrant from the Philippines) José Antonio Vargas poses on the cover of TIME this week and pens the much-discussed story behind it, “We Are Americans, Just Not Legally,” about the plight of the U.S.’s 12 million undocumented immigrants. [TIME]

Keeping the DREAM alive: The Obama administration will stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants and begin issuing them work permits. [Huffington Post]

Barack Obama: The Story traces “the young Obama’s arc toward black identity.” The book, which will be published on June 19, is excerpted in the Washington Post. [Washington Post]

New America Media finds that “media depictions of Asian-Americans lack important depth,” and got a few quotes from DISGRASIAN™ editor/founder Jen on the myth of the model minority and how it’s still used in the mainstream. [New America Media]

To be a female taikonaut in China, you’d better have perfect skin, teeth, and be odor-free. Even at the expense of having much less training than their male counterparts. Thanks, China, but if I need a ride to space, I’ll wait until Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is ready to go. [The Globe and Mail]

Worst show-and-tell ever: A Montreal teacher is suspended after he showed a video of Luka Rocco Magnotta allegedly killing Chinese student Lin Jun. [The Star]

A creationist group in South Korea lobbied the government to have the theory of evolution removed from high school textbooks, and guess what? They actually won. [Huffington Post]

Listen in: San Francisco public radio station KALW has begun a series focusing on Asian American mental health. [KALW]

Blogger and friend Jim “Busy Dad” Lin reflects on the recent passing of “Goodfella” Henry Hill and the life lessons of the movie that immortalized him. [MamaPop]

The folks who made Shanghai Calling, which stars my fantasy celebrity boyfriend Daniel Henney, are asking for videos about your best story from living or traveling overseas. The prize? Oh nothing, just a little trip for two to see the movie at an upcoming film festival. [Angry Asian Man]

Our pals at You Offend Me, You Offend My Family, just launched their new YouTube network YOMYOMF. We are especially digging the trailer for their high school girl webseries “BFFs.” [YOMYOMF]

We know summer’s only just begun, but can it be fall already so we can already start watching (and loving) Mindy Kaling’s Fox comedy “The Mindy Project,” which is already being touted as one of fall’s “most exciting” new series-es? [Reuters]

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Sign Up Now: "The 3 Biggest Diversity Blunders Your Organization Could Be Making Right Now (And How to Avoid Them)" Cuz It’s Free, Cheapskate

January 20th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Now that Barack Obama is president, we can all hold hands, sing Kumbaya together, cry post-racial tears, and chillax, because all is right with the world, right?

Wrong.

Even though we now have a black President in office (hooraysian!), we still have a lot to learn about race, diversity, and equal opportunity. Especially in the workplace, where people of color and women are still woefully underrepresented at the highest levels.

If you or your organization are grappling with these issues, DISGRASIAN encourages you to sign up for a free teleseminar (it’s a 60 minute phone call) that takes place TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 21, 5 PM EST with Miz Carmen Van Kerckhove (pictured left), founder of Racialicious and president of the diversity training firm, New Demographic.

“The 3 Biggest Diversity Blunders
Your Organization Could Be Making Right Now
(And How to Avoid Them)”

On this 60-minute call, you’ll learn:

* Why your colleagues are right to scoff at diversity training — it actually doesn’t work! I’ll show you why not, and let you know what does work instead.
* Why your organization’s executives should never proclaim that they’re colorblind and that they “just don’t notice race,” unless they want to offend a lot of their employees.
* The one thing your organization must avoid at all costs unless you wants its diversity efforts to fail spectacularly.

Reserve your line for this FREE teleseminar now!

We’ve sat on a panel with Carmen, and we personally guarantee that you’ll want to listen to her discuss diversity issues for an hour because 1) she’s wicked smart and 2) her voice is like honey. Plus, we all could use a little edumucasian. And did we mention it’s free?

Sign up here.

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